Fees and Costs


Tuition is listed for one term only. All costs are listed in Canadian dollars.

Application fee
8-Week with Specialization $3,550 $250 non-refundable
8-Week with Core Curriculum $3,175 $250 non-refundable
8-Week Advanced Academic English $3,550 $250 non-refundable
4-Week with Academic Field Work $1,900 -

Other Costs

For your reference, we have provided an estimate of additional costs and living expenses for your stay in Vancouver. 

Accommodation: $1,325 per month

ELC does not arrange homestay accommodations. While there are several homestay providers in the Vancouver area, ELC has a long and positive working relationship with First Choice International Placement (FCI). For more information, please visit and contact them directly at

  • Airport pick-up: $100
  • Homestay Accommodation: 
    Approximately $1,325 per month
    Includes 3 meals provided daily
    $450 one-time placement fee

Medical insurance: $60 per month, SFU’s official provider for medical insurance, is mandatory for all SFU international students. Visit the medical insurance page for more information.

Public Transportation Pass (Translink):

Vancouver's public transportation is both efficient and convenient. The Translink system includes buses, the SeaBus ferry and the SkyTrain (light rail). 

You can buy a monthly transit Compass card when you arrive in Vancouver. Visit for more information.

SFU ID card: $20

SFU identification cards are optional. You can arrange for an ID card through ELC.